Elephant Valley Lodge is a luxury-tented camp that lies between Botswana’s Chobe National Park and the Matetsi wildlife conservancy, south of the Kazangula border crossing. Overlooking a bustling watering hole, Elephant Valley Lodge is famed for its large population of elephants, which is estimated at about 12 000 individuals. Their daily route often takes them from Zimbabwe, through Chobe and Elephant Valley Lodge lies right in this path. Sightings of lion, buffalo and leopard are also common at the watering hole, presenting unparalleled photographic opportunities from the comfort of the lodge’s main deck areas or the perfectly positioned and secluded hide.
Made up of 20 luxury ‘meru’ style safari tents the camp can comfortably house up to 40 guests and is ideal for families or groups who wish to avoid the crowds. Each spacious tent features twin beds and en-suite facilities, which include an indoor and outdoor shower.
The open guest areas include a main bar and dining area, which boast fantastic views of the watering hole and a crystal swimming pool. Meals are made up of a unique blend of African and home style cuisine and are served under the starlit sky, or in the dining area. The entire camp lies in the cool shade of the sturdy knob thorn trees, which are home to a variety of birdlife, including a large colony of white back vultures.
During the day guests are invited to enjoy boat cruises along the magnificent Chobe River, or take game drives in search of the Big Five. Guided walks provide guests with the chance to experience nature up close and personal, with an experienced guide who bears a wealth of information about the small and large creatures that reside in the habitats surrounding the lodge. Night drives in the Lesoma Valley provide the opportunity to witness the nocturnal wildlife in the area.
Chobe National Park is a magnificent reserve, rich in game and birdlife. Elephant Valley Lodge is uniquely positioned to provide guests with an all-round African safari experience, which lasts long after the guests have left the national park.